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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Nov 2, 2013 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Maybe 2nd time is charm

There's one big difference. IA bookmarks are virtual (stored on The Archive's servers). Web browser bookmarks are physical (stored on its own computer device). These differences are detailed below.

The Archive's bookmarks are 'virtually stored' on IA's servers, like it's in the cloud. IA items are the only URLs that can be bookmarked to them. These IA patron-account bookmarks are publicly "live" on the internet all the time. They're accessible to any internet user, from any location in the world, to any computer device (mobile, fixed, large or small), running any operating system, with any web browsers application running on it. These IA-bookmarked items are easily accessed and shared using a single URL. DeadEncore's IA bookmarks are here.

On the other hand, your web browsers and their bookmark files are private. These bookmark files are 'physically stored' on your computer devices. Any web site with a URL can be bookmarked to them. Each one of your web browser applications has its own bookmarks file.

re: getting old and using clay or papyrus bookmarks is like getting on the bus — which is like riding your bicycle: once you've done it, you never forget it.

"The Bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began"

getting on my first bike in 1954 — note the cowboy 'bus' attachment

here's my bicycle rider movies on The Archive